Adventure park in Fraser fined for permit lapse
February 2, 2012
Miscommunication led to the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board issuing an Emergency Shutdown Order on Jan. 26 to the Colorado Adventure Park near Fraser, according to the park’s owner.
The Colorado Adventure Park’s tramway license expired on Jan. 24, but the area operated its tramway on Jan. 25 and 26, according to Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) officials.
The Order was served by the Supervisory Tramway Engineer of the Board who was assisted by a Grand County Sheriff’s Deputy.
On Friday, Jan. 27, Colorado Adventure Park officials agreed to a Board Order that included a Letter of Admonition and a fine of $5,000, according to state officials. Colorado Adventure Park was issued a renewed license on the same evening, authorizing the area to resume operations on Jan. 28.
“We were charged $5,500 and the fine is paid,” said Clark Lipscomb, owner of the park. “The shutdown was related to a failure of communication and an employee who forgot to send in one sheet of paper.”
The annual permit renewal check was sent in December, Lipscomb said, “and we thought we had done everything.”
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The Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board was established in 1965 to inspect and register ski lift devices.